Killing Mother Earth I am. Or so says Harvard physicist Alex Wissner-Gross as reported in the Times Online. Gosh but they report interesting stuff. Found the story by way of this interesting blog which I found in turn on Foxfire‘s blog (though she linked to a different story. So anyway, here’s the scoop:
Performing two Google searches from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea, according to new research.
While millions of people tap into Google without considering the environment, a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g.
Good Lord. I’ve done four Google searches and made two cups of coffee this morning. I’ve already used 58g of CO2 and I’m still in my nightgown.
Somebody stop me before I Google again. The fate of Mother Earth hangs in the balance.